miXed zone: How to sharpen X-TRANS files in Lightroom, the XF 18-135 is “the Swiss Army knife of lenses” and more!


XF 50-140: USA: BHphotoAmazonUS / Adorama / EUROPE:WexUK / WexDE / PCHstore /
X100T: USA: BHphoto  / AmazonUS / Adorama / EUROPE: WexUK / WexDE / PCHstore / AUSTRALIA: CameraPro
XF 56mm f/1.2 APD: USA: BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / EUROPE: WexUK / WexDE AUSTRALIA: CameraPro

 Fujifilm X-T1
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image courtesy: thedigitaltrekker (f/4, 1/320 sec, at 70.5mm, 400 ISO, on a X-T1)

– Ladakh Photo Trek Part 3 at thedigitaltrekker / Fuji X-T1 Goes To Vietnam at thetravelphotographer  / Verdict | The People of Tây Bắc Photo Expedition at thetravelphotographer / X-T1 does weddings at johncaz / Kaushik Parmar: “video on our Traditional Dance Festival in my city Ahmedabad (India). I used Panasonic GH4 & Fujifilm X-T1, I hereby invite you to see it, and try to recognize X-T1 footage, this wll be good quiz! See the video here /

Fujifilm X30
USABHphoto / Adorama / AmazonUS / BestBuy / EUROPE: wexUK / wexDE / PCHstore

 – Review at the Japanese site dc.watch (translaton) / First Image Samples from the Fujifilm X30 at thephoblographer and their following article Using the Fujifilm X30 with High Speed Sync Flash here / Fujifilm X30 review at photoreview /

XF 18-135mm
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– The Fujifilm XF 18-135 The Swiss Army knife of lenses? at thistonybridge / Max de Martino talks on FUJINON LENS XF18-135mm at youtube /

X100/S + Converters
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– REVIEW: Converting the X100 – Adding a TCL-X100 to the Perfect Travel Camera at macleancomms / Fujifilm X100 long exposure practice. ….. Finally at simonpeckham / X100S + WCL-100 at jonasraskphotography / How film image quality compares to my Fujifilm X100S at atmtxphoto / Commercial Photography with X100s? Yes! at ivanjoshualoh / X100s v X-Pro1 – Comparing Two Favourites at daveyoungfotografia /

 other X-series cameras

A photo walk in Chicago with the X-E1: An exercise in monochrome from Chicago, the “City of the Big Shoulders.” I thought Chicago’s massive building would display best in monochrome. I used DxO filmpack 3 with the Tri-X emulation for most frames. See more at worldofdecay / Delicate Nature with Fuji X-E1 at thomasfitzgeraldphotography / John Legend at Singapore GrandPrix 2014 (X-PRO1) at lucpher / why lukelee get rid of his X-PRO1 at lukelee / Italy: A weekend, a wedding and the Fuji X-E2 at charlenewinfred / Fuji and Mr. Action at igormotl / Fujifilm Fujinon XF 23 mm f/1,4 R review at the French site focus-numerique /


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XF23mm Test at fuji-xperience in Spanish (translation).

– Andrea Scirè: “Hello, I’m andrea from italy,  I have a blog of street photography (fotostreet.it) being interested in the mitakon 24mm f1,7 for its use in the street, I asked at the marketing office (Steve) a few examples of photos at F1.7 and F8 …  I posted these photos on my blog: http://www.fotostreet.it/zyoptic-mitakon-24mm-f1-7-pre-review-with-new-sample-photos. I just wanted to alert you for these new photos.  There is also the download of the original :-)”

– lightwith bought one of the 56mmF1.2 lenses in offer at ebay store cameraland and immediatly attached it to his X-E2 for a portrait shooting. Read his experience at lightwith / Meandering on the Moors with the X-T1 and XF 10-24mm at veritymilliganphotography / Fuji 18mm f/2.0 Lens at joshmcleodphotography / 35mm test in French at focus-numerique (translation) / Three Months With The Samyang/Rokinon 12mm f2.0 at ucphoto /


– Sharpening X-TRANS files in Adobe Lightroom at petebridgwood /


– Fujifilm X-T1 Thumbrest – A Must-Have Accessory by Lensmate at lensmateonline / REVIEW: Fujifilm EC-XT Extended Eye Cup for X-T1 at macleancomms / The Fuji, the filters and the tripod at ideasandimages / Review: Fujifilm VG-XT1 Vertical Battery Grip at admiringlight /

a little bit of everything

– Confused about what Fujifilm X-Series camera to buy? In this updated real world guide (at Fujifilm.com au) Fujifilm’s blogger, Leigh Diprose briefly explains what each X-Series camera offers. The guide now includes the Fujifilm X-T1 Graphite Silver, X100T and X30 / Getting started with the Fuji X System at mikecroshaw / Sharpness Is An Illusion | Lens Selection FAQ at leighmiller / Fuji X series from a professional prospective at hodgkissphotography /

Fuji X Series Club Italia Facebook – Palermo (check out the facebook group)

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50-140 sample shots :: 140-400 + 16-55 mounted on a X-M1 :: XF 16-55 with OIS (but probably just a typo) and more!


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16-55 OIS: Typo or not?

Ok, let’s start with the missing OIS on the 16-55. It’s known that the majority of X-shooters would like to have a stabilized lens. But a couple of weeks ago, at photokina, Fuji said that the 16-55 won’t feature OIS in order to keep it smaller and improve IQ (although, can’t we simply turn the OIS switch to “off”, if we worry about the IQ degradation?). So, no OIS.

However, in a recent Fuji event in Malaysia, Fuji showed a mock-up of the 16-55 and, just look at the image above, Fuji wrote 16-55 f/2.8 OIS. Now, I think it is a typo, and it wouldn’t even be the first time it happens (remember the 18-135 f/3.5-4.8 shown at CP+ in February, while in fact it is 5.6 at the long end?). So, don’t have too much hope for a stabilized lens… I think it’s just another typo. The lens mock-up itself has no OIS switch and marking. But of course, hope dies last.

And thanks a lot to those FR-readers who provided images to Fujirumros!

XF 50-140 samples and more first impressions on the upcoming X-gear

Shot with XF50-140mm f2.8 at 54mm,  f3.2, 1/38secs

image courtesy: nextimelah.gr

nextimelah.gr (The Malaysian Technographer) was at the Fuji event in Malaysia, and wrote a blog post with his impressions about the upcoming X-gear. He owns an X-M1 and had also a brief time with the XF 50-140, shared some samples on his blog, and his fist impressions are:

Although a brief time with it, I have already some opinions of the lens. While it looks huge on my X-M1, it’s surprisingly lighter than it looks OIS works really well, and although I did not test it beyond 1/42 secs at 140mm the LCD was very stable when composing Focusing was fast and accurate even on my X-M1. Definitely faster than my XC 50-230mm lens.

He also mounted the XF 16-55 f/2.8 WR and XF 140-400 OIS WR mock-ups on his little Fujifilm X-M1. Here are a few images, but many more can be seen and read at nextimelah.gr.

CONSIDER that these are just mock-ups. The final size can change. Also the weight of the final lenses will very likely be different as the one of the mock-ups.

XF 50-140 – USA: BHphotoAmazonUS / Adorama / EUROPE:WexUK / WexDE / PCHstore

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Fujifilm X-M1 + XF 140-400 OIS WR

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XF 50-140

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Fujifilm X30 “Highly Recommended” at ephotozine: “impressive image quality from a compact camera”


Fujifilm X30 in stock check: USABHphoto / Adorama / AmazonUS / BestBuy / EUROPE: wexUK / wexDE / PCHstore

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Quick focus, long battery life, sharp images even at ISO1600, detailed images with rich saturated colours typical of Fujifilm… overall, there is a lot to like on the Fujifilm X30, says ephotozine here. At the end of their review they posted a very long list of PROS, and just 2 CONS: the price and that RAW is not available in some modes.

They end up highly recommending this camera giving it 4.5 stars out of 5.

And if the price is the only thing that is holding you back from purchasing this camera, check out the offer on the [shoplink 28918 ebay]black X30 (8 available here)[/shoplink] and on the [shoplink 28919 ebay]silver X30 (8 available here)[/shoplink]. EbayUS store cameraland sells it with a $70 price drop for $529!

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HOT: Save $150 on the 56mm f/1.2 + XF 23mm still $799 + save $70 on the Fujifilm X30 at ebayUS!

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Another event at the Cameraland store, and another great deal for X-shooters!

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This time it’s X-shooters’ favorite Fujinon lens (according to the poll at the bottom of this post), the [shoplink 28929 ebay]XF 56mm f/1.2[/shoplink]. You can have it with a [shoplink 28929 ebay]$150 discount at cameraland here (99,8% positive feedback)[/shoplink].

XF 23mm f/1.4

They also have the XF 23mm in offer for $849, but I noticed that it’s still available for $799 at AmazonUS and at BHphoto!

Fujifilm X30

You can also save $70 on the brand new Fujifilm X30 and get it for $529. They have [shoplink 28918 ebay]8 black available here[/shoplink] and [shoplink 28919 ebay]8 silver available here[/shoplink].

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“The X100T electornic rangefinder? It’s fun, but you’re probably not gonna use it.” Hands-on at TheCameraStoreTV


X100T: USA: BHphoto  / AmazonUS / Adorama / EUROPE: WexUK / WexDE / PCHstore / AUSTRALIA: CameraPro

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One of the amazing features of the new X100T is the electronic rangefinder OVF. Since now we have read great things about it. For example Kai (digitalrev), who called it a “bloody brilliant feature“.

Now it’s time for Chris (TheCameraStoreTV) to test the X100T, and he is not so enthusiastic about this new feature:

The electronic rangefinder OVF is a nice little feature. That being said, a lot of people who looked at it found it very distracting […]. It’s fun, it’s a novel, but honestly you’ll probably gonna turn it off, because that full EVF is just so good. I don’t know even use the OVF, the EVF’s are getting so good now, that they basically make optical viewfinders redundant.”

But the end of the hands-on test, Jordan, the Video-Guy, says: “I have to say, my favorite thing in the Fuji line are the cameras with a HVF, because they are fun to shoot. You know, are they practical? Lot of the time, no. But it does really remind me of the old rangefinder experience.” Chris: “Fair enough, it’s really about the charm of it.”

Chris also misses a tilt screen, would have liked a new sensor, but there are also many things he appreciates, like the new ergonomics, the controls and how customizable the camera now is (7 function buttons and customizable Quick Menu):

What they did is to keep all the things that worked well, change all the things that didn’t… it’s fantastic, it’s a big plus on this camera. Of course the great thing about Fuji is, if you are an X100S user or have an older X-camera, they’ll probably update and fix those things on those cameras as well through firmware updates… it’s fantastic that way, a big bonus as well for using this company

The video includes also an untechnical AF-speed comparison between the X100S and X100T. “Not a big difference, but the X100T focusses a little bit faster.”